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Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: WAMC

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Albany, NY
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WAMC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 12/05/2014: WAMC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: WAMC

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Also Known As: WAMC
Physical Address: Albany, NY 12206 
EIN: 22-2400593
Web URL: www.wamc.org 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A34 Radio
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A61 Performing Arts Centers
Year Founded: 1958 
Ruling Year: 1992 


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Mission Statement

WAMC is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents to "furnish, prepare and present non-profit and non-commercial educational, instructional and cultural radio programs and also non-profit and non-commercial programs (including without limitation, chamber and folk music programs and forums on public affairs) for live audiences which may also be broadcast."

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2014

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Leadership

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Dr. Alan S. Chartock, Ph.D.

Term:

Since Jan 1981

Profile:

Dr. Alan Chartock is the President and CEO of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Professor Emeritus at the University at Albany, and Executive Publisher and Project Director of the Legislative Gazette, the newspaper of New York’s state government. He hosts the weekly Capitol Connection series, heard on public radio stations around New York State. Dr. Chartock is Executive Producer of WAMC's National Productions, appears each week on the station’s Media Project, and offers commentary on other programs such as Midday Magazine. His syndicated column on politics appears in newspapers throughout New York State and a second column, I Publius, appears in The Berkshire Eagle each Saturday. He has received numerous awards including the SUNY Council for University Affairs and Development Award for Educational Achievement, the SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teacher, and was one of the first recipients the SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Chartock also received an honorary Doctorate of Public Service degree from the Sage Colleges and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree from Western New England College. He is the author of Me and Mario Cuomo: Conversations in Candor (1995). Dr. Chartock is married to Dr. Roselle Kline Chartock, an artist and retired professor of education at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams who has edited a widely acclaimed book on the Holocaust, and in 2014 released Windsor Mountain School: A Beloved Berkshire Institution. The Chartocks live in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and have two grown children, Jonas and Sarah, and one grandchild.

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Programs

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Budget:
$4,628,204
Category:
None
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
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None

Program Description:

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio serves listeners from the following stations: WAMC-FM 90.3 Albany NY WAMK 90.9 Kingston NY WOSR 91.7 Middletown NY WCEL 91.9 Plattsburgh NY WCAN 93.3 Canajoharie NY WANC 103.9 Ticonderoga NY WAMQ 105.1 Great Barrington MA WAMC(AM) 1400 Albany NY WRUN(AM) 1150 Utica NY and translator stations: W280DJ 103.9 Beacon NY W243BZ 96.5 Ellenville NY W246BJ 97.1 Hudson NY W295AA 106.9 Middletown NY W215BG 90.9 Milford PA W299AG 107.7 Newburgh NY W205AJ 88.9 Oneonta NY W257BL 99.3 Oneonta NY W226AC 93.1 Troy NY W296BD 107.1 Warwick NY WAMC is online at: http://www.wamc.org

Program Long-Term Success:

Increased amount of programming available via HD Radio second channel at WAMC-FM.

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Budget:
$164,000
Category:
Communications & Public Education
Population Served:
None
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Program Description:

4. Program Description: The Academic Minute brings cutting edge academic research from around the world to a national and international audience in a short but engaging radio segment aired each weekday. Designed to heighten awareness of and stimulate interest in current issues from a variety of disciplines, this program demonstrates the relevance of academic research to social, economic, historic and scientific challenges. Bridging the gap between scholarly study and the general public, The Academic Minute overcomes the barriers of reaching and engaging people in a constantly changing world. The program is presented as a 90 second, condensed and simplified recap of complex intellectual concepts, which is consistent with how people currently acquire and consume knowledge. Featuring a different professor and research topic each day, the program draws experts from top research institutions around the globe.

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Budget:
$100,000
Category:
None
Population Served:
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Program Description:

Earth Wise is an original, 2-minute, daily radio program designed to build environmental awareness by educating the general public about issues related to the changing environment. Human society contributes to changes in the environment with most things we do. The cars we drive, the food we eat, the resources we consume, and the places where we live and work all have a great impact on our environment. And, in turn, these ongoing changes have a great impact on us and the other living things with which we share the planet. Earth Wise engages listeners by looking at a wide sweep of subjects including green energy, wildlife protection, agricultural methods, environmental legislation, transportation and discoveries of how nature impacts our environment in ways never before considered. Drawing from events in the news, industrial developments, and current research, listeners are equipped to make better choices about activities that affect the environment and our world. Hosted by Dr. Randy Simon, this 2-minute daily program draws from events in the news, industrial developments, and current environmental research conducted around the world. Using accessible language and incorporating commentary from national experts, Dr. Simon engages listeners in wide-ranging topics related to leading environmental concerns. The audience learns about topics ranging from the benefits of braking for possums (they keep tick populations under control) to how much energy is saved driving an electric car; or how sand microbes on the Gulf Coast are absorbing oil debris; or that living on a tree-lined street helps indoor air pollution control to how the demand for palm oil is causing mass deforestation in Asia and Africa. Earth Wise segments provide information on why listeners should care about these topics and, in many cases; they highlight how individuals can make a difference.

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